Dalek Cake (Doctor Who)

To co-incide with the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Lakeland have launched a range of bakeware perfect for all fans of the sci fi cult series. I was sent a couple of items but the main one was the (exclusive to) Lakeland Dalek cake mould. Having seen another blogger bake this cake a couple of weeks ago, I had an idea of what the baked cake would look like but even so I was still nervous and wondering if the cake would come out of the mould intact! Luckily it did, bar the ‘ears’ see below, thanks to some cake release which I applied liberally!

The next conundrum was trying to fathom out the best way of decorating it. .Having googled ‘dalek’ images I discovered that the modern day daleks are much more colourful than the ones from my youth. However, not being very skilled at using fondant icing I decided to keep my cake simple. I baked a chocolate cake to create a dark brown coloured dalek and then I simply dusted the cake with edible silver silk. Then I used a Swizel sherbert lollipop and a cake pop stick for the arms and a giant chocolate button, all dusted with the silver silk, for the head sticky outy bit (yes this is a real technical name for it….not!). You will notice that my Dalek Cake is missing its ears – or antennae – they fell off in the mould and I did not have anything to hand to make replacement ones with, so my Dalek is a little….well…unique! But hey I am Mummy Mishap afterall,  and here is my Dalek Cake.


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Dalek Cake
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Recipe type: dessert
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 400g unsalted butter
  • 8 medium sized eggs
  • cake release
  • 1 swizel sherbert lollipop
  • 1 cake pop stick
  • 1 large chocolate button
  • edible silver silk
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  2. Liberally grease your dalek cake mould - I used cake release as mentioned above
  3. cream together the butter and sugar for several minutes until smooth, pale and creamy
  4. Add the eggs and continue to beat for another couple of minutes
  5. Then sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold in carefully until all the flour and cocoa powder have been combined
  6. Pour the cake batter into the mould Ensure that the mix goes into all the nooks and crannies of the mould
  7. Place on a baking tray and cook in the oven for approx 60 minutes but it may take a little longer. DO not open the oven before 45 minutes
  8. IF the cake is getting a little too brown and is still not cooked in the middle, the cover loosely with foil and continue cooking until cooked all the way through
  9. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the mould - I left if for 1 hour
  10. Carefully remove the cake from the mould and place onto a wire rack until completely cooled
  11. Once the cake is cooked down, stand up on its base and cover with the edible silver silk - I did not cover the entire cake (see above photo)
  12. Then cover the decorative items with the silver silk and add to the cake.
  13. If you want to add some antaenne , then feel free to use what you are able

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And now all that is left to do is get a knife and EXTERMINATE that Dalek cake!!


I was sent a Dalek Cake Mould, edible silver silk and cake release from Lakeland for the purpose of the review. The recipe is my own as is the design of the cake!


44 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Wow, that is so fabulous! My teenage cousin is a huge Whovian and I promised I’d make him a cake for his birthday, so I may have to do some spending at Lakeland today!

  2. I can’t live without cake release – it really is brilliant and now I don’t think I can live without a dalek cake mould! My OH loves Dr Who so this would be perfect for his birthday. Thank you!

  3. Dr Who fans up and down the country are rejoicing now, your Dalek looks fabulous, I bet the boys loved it. We haven’t discovered Dr Who yet and seeing as I was a scaredy cat in my time I can’t see it happening any time soon.

  4. Wow I saw this on fb earlier and was immediately impressed! So simple but effective. Like Mari I was a scaredy cat, but I did meet Peter Davidson when I was about 7 and get his autograph!

  5. As I’ve said on a number of occasions – the cake is fab! It was worth all that trauma….cake release is fab stuff, I have some well out of date stuff still going strong!! 😉


  6. You totally aced that!!! Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned this post and there’s a fresh linky live now – would be great to see you join in again x

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